Phone: (269) 657-2410
Fax:    (269) 657-6544

vbcuw.campaign@yahoo.com
vbcunitedway@yahoo.com

181 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 4
Paw Paw michigan 49079
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
Hartford Public Schools
Southwest Michigan Community School
(269) 621-7000  
www.hpsmi.org
Offers high school diploma completion, vocational/employment training, GED program, and family literacy classes.

Hartford Alternative/Adult Education
115 School Street
Hartford, MI  49057
(269) 621-7139
ha.hpsmi.org

Offers high school completion, GED preparation, Online courses

Paw Paw Public Schools
Michigan Avenue Academy Adult & Alternative Education
(269) 657-8831 
www.ppps.org
Alternative high school program starting at 8th grade for parenting and pregnant teens, including on-site daycare.  Adult education and GED classes and testing for ages 20 and over.



Volinia Outcomes School
54080 Gards Prairie Road -- Decatur, MI 49045
(269) 782-9716
An alternative school serving grades 7-12 from throughout the Cass, Van Buren and St. Joseph areas. 
Focuses on taking struggling learners who are at-risk for dropping out or failing with the goal of assisting them in on-time graduation.



Cedar Street Community and Family Center
555 Cedar Street -- Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 655-3120
www.ppps.org
Early Childhood, Before- and After-school Childcare
and Community Education Programs.



Kinexus / Michigan Works
32849 Red Arrow Highway -- Paw Paw MI 49079
www.kinexus.org     www.miworks.org
(269) 657-7014 or (800) 533-5800
TDD (800) 649-3777



Migrant Head Start Services
Telamon Corporation
(800) 782-7831
Traditional Head Start pre-school for children 2 weeks - 5 years old.
InformaciĆ³n en espaƱol.



Program of Migrant Student Services:
Michigan State University
(866) 432-9900
mss.msu.edu

College Assistance Program:
(MSU CAMP) is an educational program that offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to begin an undergraduate program at MSU.

High School Equivalency Program:
(MSU HEP) is a secondary education program that offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to obtain a General Educational Development certificate (GED).



Teen HOPE - Parent Resource Center
901 South Bailey Ave., Suite 1
South Haven, MI 49090
 
(
269) 872-3172
hopeblossomshere.org


Offers support, encouragement and mentoring to pregnant and parenting teens - Tuesday  program w/ free dinner includes discussion of parenting skills, managing stress, co-parenting,  nutrition, child development, education, life/job skills and more.



Telamon Corp (Located in Kinexus / Michigan Works)
32849 Red Arrow Highway, Suite 200
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 459-2300
www.telamon.org
*Must be agricultural worker for services*
Employment, Career Coaching, Job Placement, Referrals, Specialized Training, Employer Services, Job Development, Application Assistance, Resume Building, HUD Referral Agency,
Certified Pesticide Training.



Tri-County Head Start
775 Hazen St. -- Paw Paw, MI 49079
www.tricountyhs.org
(800) 792-0366
Pre-school program for 3-4 year-olds (including disabled) from low-income families. Teaches skills necessary to succeed in Kindergarten.



Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD)
701 Paw Paw St. -- Lawrence, MI 49064
www.vbisd.org
(269) 674-8091


Early Care and Education Office
Coordinates programs for families with young children,  prenatal-8 years to promote school readiness. Includes preschool programs, hearing/vision and  development screenings. Includes Early On and Great Start programs.
ESL - English as a Second Language (269) 539-5187
Classes taught in a variety of locations.

Early On program
Works with at-risk families through home visits and education.  Parent groups bring families with young children together to share information and provide family networking opportunities


Special Education Services
Provides services to students with disabilities in Van Buren County, birth-26 years, in a variety of settings
(call or visit  website for details).
Migrant/Bilingual Education provides academic and support services for migratory children.
Community-based Transition Center (CTC)  (269) 415-0270
811 Hazen Street -- Paw Paw MI  49079

Special education services for students 18-26 assisting them in independent living and life skills.
Van Buren Behavioral Education Center  (269) 427-7961
30 South Walnut Street -- Bangor MI  49013

Special education program for students with emotional impairments/ behavioral problems who cannot be effectively educated within their local school district.
Van Buren Technology Center (269) 674-8001
250 South Street -- Lawrence MI  49064

Provides quality individualized career, academic and technical instruction to high school students
and adults in Van Buren County.
Meets CTE and Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements
United Way
Van Buren County